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Huaqing Palace Tours

Huaqing Palace
During the Tang dynasty, over 1,000 years ago, Huaqing Palace (Huaqing Hot Springs) was a popular retreat for emperors who ruled from the city of Chang’an (now Xian). Today, the site is home to a lake, restored pavilions, five hot-spring pools, and a hill with a Taoist temple. It also offers cultural shows on summer evenings.

The Basics
Travelers almost always visit Huaqing Palace from nearby Xian. One very popular option during the summer season is a trip to the Song of Everlasting Sorrow song-and-dance performance, also known as the Tang Dynasty Show. Most travelers opt for packages that include door-to-door round-trip transfers and a set dinner.

Alternatively, come during the day to pose for photos against one of Xian’s most scenic backdrops, or combine the palace with Xian’s most famous sight, the Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum. Despite the name, it’s not possible to swim in the hot springs at Huaqing Palace, but many tour packages include a visit to a nearby resort to bathe in the warm waters.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Huaqing Palace will appeal to photographers, Instagrammers, and fans of cultural shows.
  • Visitors are not allowed to swim in the hot-spring pools here. Join a tour that includes a trip to a hot-spring resort.
  • Steps and arched bridges make Huaqing Palace a challenging destination for travelers who use wheelchairs.

How to Get There
Huaqing Palace is located about 20 miles (32 kilometers) northeast of downtown Xian. Buses including the 914 and 915 run here from Xian Railway Station, continuing onwards to the Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum, about 5 miles (8 kilometers) farther east. Depending on your Chinese-language skills, a tour may prove an easier option.

When to Get There
Huaqing Palace is open from early in the morning until early evening seven days a week, with slightly reduced hours in winter. It’s a very popular destination with Chinese tour groups, so avoid weekends and public holidays, and aim to arrive early in the day to beat the crowds.

The Tang Dynasty Show

Before there was Xian, there was Chang’an. The city reached its peak during the Tang dynasty (AD 618–907), with a population as high as a million, and the Song of Everlasting Sorrow show commemorates this era with a cast of hundreds. Based on an ancient poem, it tells the tragic story of Tang dynasty concubine Yang Guifei on a stage set atop Nine Dragon Lake.
Address: Lintong, Xian 710612, China
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Skip the Line: Admission Ticket & Official Tour Guide of Xian Huaqing Palace

Skip the Line: Admission Ticket & Official Tour Guide of Xian Huaqing Palace

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Backed by Mt. Li, Huaqing Palace (Huaqing Hot Springs) has seen a wealth of history. Emperors played here with their courtesans, including the legendary Yang Guifei; 20th-century Chinese leader Chiang Kai-shek once stayed here; and the pavilions, temple, lake, and pools draw travelers from across China. This time-saving ticket lets you skip the purchase lines and join a tour with an English-speaking guide to put the heritage in context.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$35.00
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US$35.00

Admission Ticket of Huaqing Palace and Imperial Hot Springs Bath

Admission Ticket of Huaqing Palace and Imperial Hot Springs Bath

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Escape bustling Xian for the day with admission to Huaqing Palace, once a royal bathhouse, outside the city. Travel independently to the complex beneath Mount Li, and discover its history as you admire its Tang-era pavilions, lotus pools, gardens, excavated spring pools, and where Chinese nationalist Chiang Kai-shek was detained in 1936. Hike to Mount Li’s temples and afterward, visit a nearby hot spring pool spa to soak in the warm, mineral-rich waters.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$65.00
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US$65.00

Dinner Package & Dance Show -The Song of Everlasting Sorrow Ticket

Dinner Package & Dance Show -The Song of Everlasting Sorrow Ticket

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Experience the music and dance of the Tang Dynasty on a night out at Xi’an’s Huaqing Palace. Begin with a romantic complimentary dinner at Huaqing Palace and feast on delicious authentic dishes, then see The Song of Everlasting Sorrow—an tale of love about a Tang Dynasty emperor and his concubine during a time of turmoil.  
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$80.00
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US$80.00

Impressive 1Day tour for Terra Cotta Army,Huaqing Palace and Muslim Quarter

Impressive 1Day tour for Terra Cotta Army,Huaqing Palace and Muslim Quarter

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Witness the extraordinary mass of the ancient Terracotta army and visit the incredible Huaqing Palace on this private group tour. See the renowned Terracotta Warriors: built over 2,000 years ago, and a symbol of religion, military formation, and cultural significance. Then, see the stunning Chinese architecture at Huaqing Palace, before heading downtown with the freedom to explore highlights such as the Muslim Quarter or the ancient embassy. For those seeking to explore these historical and cultural hotspots, this exclusive tour will be sure to meet your needs.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$102.57
Price varies by group size
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US$102.57
Price varies by group size

Private Customizable Terracotta Warriors Full Day Tour

Private Customizable Terracotta Warriors Full Day Tour

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See the Terracotta Warriors and your choice of two other Xian highlights on a private custom tour. After a morning visit to see the UNESCO-listed terracotta army, visit two attractions chosen from the six recommended: Shaanxi or Banpo Museum, Xian City Wall, the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Bell Tower and Drum Tower Square, or Muslim Street. With no time-consuming shopping stops, this flexible tour includes private transport and downtown Xian hotel pickup and drop-off.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$101.54
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US$101.54
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Xi'an Terracotta Warriors, Huaqing Hot Spring, and Banpo Museum

Xi'an Terracotta Warriors, Huaqing Hot Spring, and Banpo Museum

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Explore far beyond Xian city center without the expense of a private vehicle on this guided door-to-door tour. Start at the Banpo Museum, a 6,000-year-old archaeological site, visit a terracotta factory to learn how the iconic warriors were made, then experience the startling beauty of Huaqing Hot Springs. After a restaurant lunch, explore the Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum with your guide.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$128.21
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US$128.21
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Xian Group Tour of Terracotta Warriors, Banpo Museum, Huaqing Palace

Xian Group Tour of Terracotta Warriors, Banpo Museum, Huaqing Palace

Have a full day guided trip to visit the top attractions of ancient capital city Xian, discover the vivid life size soldiers and horses as well as the ancient army of Qin empire, visit the three pits and get detailed explanation of Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum, enjoy dainty scenery and hear the romantic love story in Huaqing Palace, explore the typical Neolithic matriarchal community of the Yangshao culture at Banpo Museum. Check out the world-famous Qin Terracotta Warriors Museum Learn about the Qin Dynasty history behind this world wonder Explore Banpo of numerous Neolithic matriarchal community relics Enjoy dainty scenery and hear romantic story in Huaqing Palace
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$138.00
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US$138.00
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One Day Private Trip to Terracotta Army and Huaqing Palace

One Day Private Trip to Terracotta Army and Huaqing Palace

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This day trip will lead you to the east side of Xian and visit two important historical sites, which coincidentally adjacent to each other, Terracotta Army and Huaqing Palace. The local guide will accompany you to admired the most significant excavation in 90s and see the great formation of the Terracotta Army, from which you will know about Qin history and the first Emperor in Chinese history - Qin Shi Huang. In the afternoon, you will head for Huaqing Palace and be amazed by its Tang era pavilions, lotus pools and gardens while listening to the great love story of Lady Yang.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$113.00
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US$113.00
Price varies by group size
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Official English Tour Guide of Terra Cotta Warriors & Huaqing Palace

Official English Tour Guide of Terra Cotta Warriors & Huaqing Palace

Lintong District,which locates 30 kilometers far from Xi'an, it includes two famous heritage sites of the Huaqing Palace and the Terracotta Warriors and Horses. The official English-speaking guide can take you into the two attractions and give detailed historical and cultural explanations. Huaqing Palace is the famous spot of Chinese Tang culture, and Terracotta Warriors is the representative spot of Chinese Qin culture. You can have a deep understanding of Chinese culture through the half-day tour.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$120.00
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US$120.00
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Brush Calligraphy and Tang Costume Experience at Huaqing Palace in Xian

Brush Calligraphy and Tang Costume Experience at Huaqing Palace in Xian

Experience the ancient Chinese art of calligraphy during a 1-hour Chinese calligraphy class in Huaqing Palace. Under the guidance of a qualified calligraphy lecturer, you’ll use writing brush to write your name like a professional calligrapher. Take your completed calligraphy work  as a special souvenir of your cultural experience. During the 1-hour Tang costume rental experience, you can rent and get dressed in Tang costume at the Huaqing Palace. Then have the chance to walk around Huaqing palace and take pictures with the ancient buildings and mountain scenery, just like go back to ancient times.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$102.57
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US$102.57

Tea Ceremony and Tang Costume Experience at Huaqing Palace in Xian

Tea Ceremony and Tang Costume Experience at Huaqing Palace in Xian

Step into an ancient world of tradition and colorful costume, experiencing an authentic Chinese tea ceremony in Huaqing Palace. During an hour-long ceremony enjoy a close demonstration of the entire, meticulous tea-making process. Dress-up in authentic Tang-dynasty costume as you sip your tea and sample some local snacks, immersing yourself for a moment in the imperial splendor of ancient China.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$102.57
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Xian Group Tour of Terracotta Army, Banpo Museum, Huaqing Palace

Xian Group Tour of Terracotta Army, Banpo Museum, Huaqing Palace

Have a full day group tour led by local expert tour guide, discover the vivid life-size soldiers and horses as well as the ancient army of Qin Shi Huang’s empire, enjoy dainty scenery, hear the romantic love story in Huaqing Palace, and explore Banpo of numerous Neolithic matriarchal community relics.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$138.47
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Xian Evening Tour: Qin Style Banquet and Everlasting Sorrow Performance

Xian Evening Tour: Qin Style Banquet and Everlasting Sorrow Performance

This tour will take you to enjoy the fabulous water stage performance that adapted from Tang poet Baijuyi's renowned poem: Song of Everlasting Sorrow. The performance shows vicissitudes of life between Emperor Xuanzong and his concubine Lady Yang, who is regarded as one of the Four Beauties in ancient China. Before the show, you will appreciate and taste delicate set meal with different cultural meaning in a Qin style restaurant while listening the beautiful traditional music. You will also have a chance to dress like Qin Dynasty people and take pictures, absorbing yourselves in the atmosphere as if back to Qin period.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$175.00
Price varies by group size
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US$175.00
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Xian Customized Terracotta Warriors Day Tour with Hassle Free

Xian Customized Terracotta Warriors Day Tour with Hassle Free

In this tour, going sightseeing in Xian, a city set as capital for thousands of years in Chinese history, you have complete control over your schedule. This tour will lead you to Lintong(Xian suburb), where you can enjoy famous Terracotta Warriors; or to Hanyangling Mausoleum which locates at west suburb; or to Xian downtown to explore Ancient City Wall, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Muslim Quarter... You can freely choose 3 sites within the suggested attractions according to your interest.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$150.00
Price varies by group size
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US$150.00
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Private Old Xi'an Tour, Terracotta Warriors, Huaqing Hot Springs

Private Old Xi'an Tour, Terracotta Warriors, Huaqing Hot Springs

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Get a comprehensive overview of Xian history in a single day with this private tour, including a dedicated guide. Enjoy personalized attention and a flexible itinerary as you visit the Terracotta Warriors and Horses, the Banpo Neolithic Village, and the Huaqing Hot Springs. Round-trip private transportation from your hotel, Chinese lunch, and entrance fees included.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$133.00
Price varies by group size
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US$133.00
Price varies by group size
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Small Group Tour: Terracotta Warriors and Horses and Huaqing Hot Spring

Small Group Tour: Terracotta Warriors and Horses and Huaqing Hot Spring

On this small group tour of Xi’An’s outskirts, experience three distinct periods in Chinese history; travel back in time to the Qin and Tang dynasties and to a neolithic farming village. The tour’s first stop is a Tang Dynasty winter palace, famous as the supposed site of Emperor Xuanzong’s romance with one of the Four Beauties of Ancient China. Experience Emperor Qin’s Terracotta Army, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, before traveling back thousands of years to a neolithic farming village.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$128.21
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US$128.21
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One Day Terracotta Warriors and Everlasting Sorrow Performance Tour

One Day Terracotta Warriors and Everlasting Sorrow Performance Tour

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Xi’an is known for its important historic attractions and fascinating cultural experiences. With an afternoon visit to the Terracotta Warriors and Horse Museum followed by a Chinese theatre performance of The Song of Everlasting Sorrow in the evening, this full-day tour gives travelers a taste of both.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$194.00
Price varies by group size
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US$194.00
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Two-day Culture-oriented Tour in Xi'an Terracotta Army and other attractions

Two-day Culture-oriented Tour in Xi'an Terracotta Army and other attractions

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Discover the most awesome Terra Cotta Army built more than 2000 years ago in honor of the deseased First Emperor in Qin Dynasty, remind you of the mysterious religious practise, the ambitious man and painstaking workers and exquisite handicraft in ancient China; the Stunning royal garden-Huaqing Palace in Tang Dynasty for the versatile emperor Xuanzong and graceful concubine Yang, appreciate the gergeous royal garden decorated with many classical Chinese elements; go to the top of the City Wall for intensive study of the city defense system with more than 600 years' history; listen to the melodious sound of bell from the Big or Small Wild Goos Pagoda and smell the buddhist incense, all these will remind you of the ancient power and rich persian merchants, their community and their religious service center-The Great Mosque as if we were seeing the camels walking in desert with difficulty, and the huge of gold flowing into ancient Changan...
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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US$179.49
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10 Days Xi'an & Luoyang & Pingyao Ancient Town Tour

10 Days Xi'an & Luoyang & Pingyao Ancient Town Tour

This 10 days tour will allow you to see all these famous sites in Xi'an and its surrounding area. You can also pay a visit of some other world heritages in Luoyang and Pingyao from Xi'an.
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  • 10 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$3,200.00
per group
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US$3,200.00
per group
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Xi'an Day Tour: Banpo Museum, Huaqing Hot Springs, Terracotta Warriors

Xi'an Day Tour: Banpo Museum, Huaqing Hot Springs, Terracotta Warriors

This group day tour takes you to explore the top attractions in Xi’an, discover the ancient human village relics at Banpo Museum, enjoy dainty scenery and hear the romantic love story in Huaqing Hot Spring, and visit the underground army of China’s first emperor at Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$135.90
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US$135.90
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All Inclusive Private 2-Day Tour of Xi'an City Highlights with Accommodation

All Inclusive Private 2-Day Tour of Xi'an City Highlights with Accommodation

Explore highlights of stunning Xi'an in just two days on this private customized tour. Your friendly and knowledgeable private guide will give you a comprehensive overview of this fascinating city, its local community and cuisine. See Xi'an highlights from Terracotta Warriors to City Wall to temples and markets. Travel at your own pace, and stop to snap photos, grab a souvenir or explore. Xi'an City is at your fingertips on this private tour! Tour including entrance fee, lunch, overnight accommodation, English speaking tour guide and private vehicle.
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  • 2 days
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US$428.00
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US$428.00
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Private Lanzhou 2 Day Bullet Train Trip to Discover Xi'an City Highlights

Private Lanzhou 2 Day Bullet Train Trip to Discover Xi'an City Highlights

Explore highlights of stunning Xi'an in just two days on this trip from Lanzhou by bullet train. You’ll fly to Xi'an and be greeted by a professional guide who will help you design the perfect itinerary for 2 days, see Xi'an highlights from Terracotta Warriors to City Wall to temples and markets. Travel at your own pace, and stop to snap photos, grab a souvenir or explore. Xi'an City is at your fingertips on this private tour! You can choose to finish your tour in Xi'an or return Lanzhou. Tour including train tickets, entrance fee, lunch, overnight accommodation, English speaking tour guide and private vehicle.
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  • 2 days
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US$498.00
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US$498.00
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Private Customized Full Day Xi'an City Highlights

Private Customized Full Day Xi'an City Highlights

Experience the best of Xi'an city on a full-day customized tour. Be greeted by a professional guide who will help you design the perfect itinerary, see Xi'an highlights from Terracotta Warriors to City Wall to temples and markets. Travel at your own pace, and stop to snap photos, grab a souvenir or explore. Xi'an City is at your fingertips on this private tour! Tour includes lunch, English speaking tour guide and travel by private vehicle.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$138.00
Price varies by group size
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US$138.00
Price varies by group size

Full Day Classic Xian Group Tour

Full Day Classic Xian Group Tour

Experience Xi’an with an insider and visit the top attractions on this full day trip, discover the ancient human village relics at Banpo Museum, enjoy dainty scenery and hear the romantic love story in Huaqing Hot Spring, and visit the world-famous Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$128.21
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Ancient city xi 'an essence pure fun 2 days

Ancient city xi 'an essence pure fun 2 days

[Special car guide] Private group, independent group, special car guide, service first [Solemn promise] This product is pure play, no shopping, easy travel; [Home Service] Free pick-up in Xi'an Second Ring Road, considerate and thoughtful; [Through the Datang] Watch the wonderful and elegant Datang, enjoy the prosperity of the Tang Dynasty; [Scenic Spots] Terracotta Warriors and Horses — see the domineering majesty of Qin King sweeping Liuhe, Huaqing Pond — to appreciate the thousand years of love between Emperor Tang Ming and Yang Guifei, and the Shaanxi History Museum—a glimpse of the five thousand years of China
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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US$320.00
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Xi'an Group Tour: Terracotta Warriors, Huaqing Hot Spring, Banpo Museum

Xi'an Group Tour: Terracotta Warriors, Huaqing Hot Spring, Banpo Museum

Experience Chinese history and culture on this guided excursion. After a convenient hotel pickup, explore the neolithic settlements of Banpo Village and learn about a Tang Dynasty-era love story at Huaqing Hot Spring. Then, marvel at thousands of ancient sculptures of warriors, chariots and horses built more than 2,000 years ago—and discovered in the 1970s—to protect China’s first emperor, Qin Shi Huang, in the afterlife.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$125.00
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US$125.00
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One Day Xian City Classic Private Tour

One Day Xian City Classic Private Tour

Xian is the capital city for 13 feudal dynasties in ancient China and the birthplace of civilization.  The glorious past left Xian with numerous historical relics and is home to Terracotta Warriors and Horses, the ancient City Wall, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Muslim quarter. East skirts of Xian is home of Huaqing Hot Spring. During this tour, you will learn so much about Xian regarding its rich history, culture, custom, food and social etiquette. Your tour includes lunch, entrance fees, and downtown hotel pickup and drop-off.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$180.00
Price varies by group size
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US$180.00
Price varies by group size

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Should I book Huaqing Palace tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Huaqing Palace can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 28 Huaqing Palace tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit Huaqing Palace 2020?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Huaqing Palace costs USD 35.00. Guided Huaqing Palace tours start around USD 35.00 per person. See all 28 Huaqing Palace tickets and tours on Viator.
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